Westminster Gets The Blues

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  • Pictures provided by: Kayla Armstrong and Annie Canfield.

  • Pictures provided by: Kayla Armstrong and Annie Canfield.

  • Pictures provided by: Kayla Armstrong and Annie Canfield.

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With the Blues in the playoffs, the Westminster community has been bleeding blue. For them, the playoffs are a fun time to watch hockey and cheer on their hometown team. However, for Kayla Armstrong, senior and daughter of Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong, the playoffs are all business.

For the Armstrongs, the playoffs are much different than the average WCA family.

“The playoffs are pretty intense for us.” said Armstrong.

As General Manager, Doug Armstrong takes care of trades, contracts, and player management for the team.

“He does a lot of the behind the scenes stuff. He also has to manage what to do with players when they are injured.” said Armstrong.

With all the “behind the scenes stuff” and exclusive opportunities that come with her dad being the GM, Armstrong has had many fun experiences. Although she has met many players, Armstrong does not have a single favorite player.

“I’ve met many of the players, but I don’t have a favorite. Because it’s my dad’s job, it’s not an extremely special experience meeting them. My brother is allowed to go into the locker room, so he might have a different opinion, but I can’t.” said Armstrong.

Now that the Blues are in the playoffs, Armstrong has had the opportunity to see Blues hockey and the fan base at its finest.

“Some of the hockey commentators on TV have said that games one and two at the Scottrade Center were the loudest they’ve ever heard the stadium. It has been a fun experience.” said Armstrong.

As an avid hockey fan, Armstrong has experienced first hand some of the great moments in hockey history.

“My favorite hockey moment was when I watched Sydney Crosby score the game winning goal against team USA in the 2010 winter Olympics.  After the game, I was fortunate enough to meet Crosby and talk to him about it,” said Armstrong.

Ultimately, the Armstrong family will continue to pull for the Blue’s success along with most of the Westminster community.

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